The Race For Viable Gene Therapy

The Race For Viable Gene Therapy

In the wake of the 2017 American Society of Hematology Meeting and Exposition, many medical professionals are keeping a sharp eye on two companies looking to change how diseases such as hemophilia are treated. During the meeting, Spark Therapeutics released data on...
We Need Standards For Patient Advocacy

We Need Standards For Patient Advocacy

Given the expense associated with healthcare in the United States, it is not surprising that many patients are becoming more active than ever when it comes to their health. Price shopping for plans has become commonplace, as has the use of technology to better monitor...
Rare Diseases—Challenges With Advocacy

Rare Diseases—Challenges With Advocacy

It’s no secret that attaining good patient engagement is a challenge even among mainstream healthcare professionals. However, patient advocacy becomes even more difficult and more important for individuals suffering from rare diseases. 30 million Americans live with...
Don’t Freeze: VR in Medical Training

Don’t Freeze: VR in Medical Training

The newest doctor on the ward freezes as he stands over a patient whose struggles to breathe are painfully evident. Beside him, nurses shout for him to do something; that he’s running out of time. Heart racing, he realizes that he needs to free the airway by carefully...
How to Define the Patient Experience

How to Define the Patient Experience

Patient engagement gets talked about a lot on this blog, and for good reason. Healthcare has become something of a commodity, with people shopping around to find the best experience that they can. As a result, care facilities that provide a great experience for their...
Rethinking Rural Healthcare

Rethinking Rural Healthcare

Out in the rural areas of America, the nearest neighbor may be miles away. On farms and secluded homesteads, residents face challenges when it comes to getting the care that they need. Traveling long distances may be difficult in an emergency, and the lack of...
My Thoughts: Medical Affairs Leaders Forum Europe

My Thoughts: Medical Affairs Leaders Forum Europe

Recently, I was given the opportunity to attend and present at the Medical Affairs Leaders Forum Europe earlier this month. The conference, taking place in Zurich, Switzerland and sponsored by NextLevel Pharma, was dedicated to bringing members of the life sciences...